4 Italian Women who changed history

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In the past, women have not had an easy life… They have always been considered inferior to men and have had to fight to have their rights recognized.

This fight still continues to this day. Italy is no exception, where women still have difficulty achieving full equality with men. Yet despite this, there are some women in Italy who have managed to break the mould and have actually changed history! There may be only a few of them but we are going to talk about four of them who, if you ask me, truly deserve to be acknowledged.

This podcast is in 100% Italian – spoken at a slower pace, in clear and authentic Italian. It has been designed specifically as a Listening and Comprehension exercise to help you improve your Italian. Download the bonus PDF for some super useful learning resources, including the full transcript and great comprehension exercises.

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Here are your TRUE/ FALSE Comprehension questions.

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1. Le donne hanno sempre avuto gli stessi diritti degli uomini
Women have always had the same rights as men

2. Rita Levi Montalcini ha avuto una vita facile e comoda
Rita Levi Montalcini had an easy and comfortable life

3. Rita Levi Montalcini è stata premiata molte volte per le sue scoperte
Rita Levi Montalcini won many prizes for her discoveries

4. Maria Montessori è un medico attualmente ancora vivente
Maria Montessori is a doctor who is still alive today

5. Il “metodo Montessori” viene usato solo in Italia
The “Montessori method” is only used in Italy

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